Best Buddies

At Best Buddies, we aim to foster an inclusive and positive school environment. We hope to build long-term friendships between peers and encourage advocacy at the individual and community level for and among students with developmental disabilities. We have a zero tolerance policy in and outside of our club toward discriminative language and behaviour - we thus also plan to educate our members, with the help of our supervisors, on ways to communicate considerately. Ultimately, we hope to create more unity, friendship, and advocacy among students at Victoria Park!
Description:
We help create lasting friendships between students with and without an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Our goal is to foster an inclusive, positive environment at Victoria Park!
Staff Supervisor:
Ms. Diane Swartz, Ms. Laura Mal
Club Leaders:
Annjana Paraparan, Shrika Vejandla
Categories:
Social Justice, School-Related
Time Commitment:
Our club runs all year long, and we are expecting the time commitment to be ~1hr a week.
Meeting Times:
TBD - We are still discussing with Ms. Swartz and Ms. Mal on how to proceed once we receive resources from Best Buddies Canada as we are registering as a chapter.
Online Platforms:
Join Instructions:
TBD - We are hoping members will join within the next two weeks, and they can sign up using the Google Form in the Club List & Info document. We will put this onto our social media in the coming days as well.